Microsoft has been taking a toll on the internet now while it has been teasing its working on a game streaming from the cloud recently, now the company has made it official at the E3. Now, Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s gaming chief, revealed that the company is hard at work building a streaming game service for any device. To this, Spencer added that this service would work across, Xbox, PCs, or phones, thus stating that “Our cloud engineers are building a game streaming network to unlock console gaming on any device”.
Spencer, however, didn’t give any firm dates on when the service would be available, but he’s previously teased Xbox game streaming within three years. Many have tried and failed to create a game streaming service, and definitely, a challenging thing to get right. Sony has acquired streaming games service OnLive only to shut it down and previously acquired Gaikai which eventually became part of its PlayStation Now service. Nvidia is trying to stream games to PCs, but all these existing services would then suffer some form of latency that holds them back from being widely used.
Spencer also revealed what should be obvious. Like, Microsoft is making new Xbox consoles. According to Spencer, Microsoft’s teams are “deep into architecture the next Xbox consoles.” Microsoft’s research teams are also working on artificial intelligence for gaming. To this, Spencer added that “Our experts in Microsoft Research are developing the future of gaming AI, so the world’s and characters we enjoy will be richer and more immersive,” explains Spencer.